Soggy prairies threaten grain planting in Canada

First came a deluge of rain, then a string of winter blizzards. Now, April showers are threatening to heap further moisture on waterlogged fields just as Canada’s farmers prepare to plant their fields this spring. Parts of Canada’s prairies will be wetter than normal in the last two weeks of April, costing farmers “significant” field work delays at the start of planting, said Joel Widenor, an agricultural meteorologist with Commodity Weather Group in Bethesda, Maryland. That’s bad news for growe...

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